Thugs attack woman with lump of wood

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A WOMAN was attacked from behind with a piece of wood during an attempted robbery.

Police are appealing for information following the assault and attempted robbery in St Peter’s Street, Colchester at 7.45pm on Saturday.

A man approached the victim and asked to borrow a cigarette lighter outside Charles House.
 

When she stopped she was attacked from behind by a man armed with a lump of wood.
 

She was knocked to the ground before the two men tried to rob her.
 

The woman had fallen onto her bag and they demanded she handed it over but she fought back before the men ran off along St Peter’s Street towards Castle Park and the Dutch Quarter.
 

The first suspect is white, aged about 17 or 18-years-old and was wearing a dark blue hooded top.
 

He is about 5ft 9ins tall and thin.
 

The second suspect, who struck her with the wood, had darker skin and is aged between 17 and 20-years-old.
 

He had a slight build and was dressed all in black.
 

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The victim was left very shaken, with minor injuries including bruising which she has had checked out at her doctors surgery.”
 

Police are hoping to speak to one witness, a man, who was spotted in the area shortly after, or anyone else who witnessed the unprovoked attack.
 

Anyone with information call Det Con Tim Harris at Colchester police station on 101.

 

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12:32am Tue 15 Jan 13

theequaliser1 says...

totally ridiculous situation in the borough.
this town has gone feral and needs to be more robustly policed.
what on earth is going on here?
one presumes this is linked to the rampant and ever growing drug culture.
what we need is volunteer private security networks in operation now to patrol and apprehend on a citizens arrest basis.
we have a rights under common law to protect our dignity and freedom it is now time to action these rights for the sake of our well being and safety.
totally ridiculous situation in the borough. this town has gone feral and needs to be more robustly policed. what on earth is going on here? one presumes this is linked to the rampant and ever growing drug culture. what we need is volunteer private security networks in operation now to patrol and apprehend on a citizens arrest basis. we have a rights under common law to protect our dignity and freedom it is now time to action these rights for the sake of our well being and safety. theequaliser1
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8:32am Tue 15 Jan 13

jag99 says...

theequaliser1 wrote:
totally ridiculous situation in the borough.
this town has gone feral and needs to be more robustly policed.
what on earth is going on here?
one presumes this is linked to the rampant and ever growing drug culture.
what we need is volunteer private security networks in operation now to patrol and apprehend on a citizens arrest basis.
we have a rights under common law to protect our dignity and freedom it is now time to action these rights for the sake of our well being and safety.
Robustly policed? being policed at all would be a start, we hardly ever see foot patrols here even then it's a PCSO who has little more power than a normal member of the public.
[quote][p][bold]theequaliser1[/bold] wrote: totally ridiculous situation in the borough. this town has gone feral and needs to be more robustly policed. what on earth is going on here? one presumes this is linked to the rampant and ever growing drug culture. what we need is volunteer private security networks in operation now to patrol and apprehend on a citizens arrest basis. we have a rights under common law to protect our dignity and freedom it is now time to action these rights for the sake of our well being and safety.[/p][/quote]Robustly policed? being policed at all would be a start, we hardly ever see foot patrols here even then it's a PCSO who has little more power than a normal member of the public. jag99
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8:35am Tue 15 Jan 13

wormshero says...

I don't think drug culture is actually increasing, to be honest, however a lot more people are worse off financially in general these days and that's leading to an increase in crime like this.

Will happily fight tooth and nail to avoid there being any kind of network of volunteers trying to enforce the law though, for various reasons. What we actually need is less financial cuts in the police budgets to get more trained officers on the streets. The law is pretty complex as it is, the last thing we need is a bunch of self-proclaimed enforcers laying down their interpretation of it.
I don't think drug culture is actually increasing, to be honest, however a lot more people are worse off financially in general these days and that's leading to an increase in crime like this. Will happily fight tooth and nail to avoid there being any kind of network of volunteers trying to enforce the law though, for various reasons. What we actually need is less financial cuts in the police budgets to get more trained officers on the streets. The law is pretty complex as it is, the last thing we need is a bunch of self-proclaimed enforcers laying down their interpretation of it. wormshero
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6:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13

wellnow says...

Is it the police fault that some humans act like rabid dogs with no inkling of right or wrong.
Is it the police fault that some humans act like rabid dogs with no inkling of right or wrong. wellnow
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8:46pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Walt Jabsco says...

i am always right ok wrote:
wellnow wrote:
Is it the police fault that some humans act like rabid dogs with no inkling of right or wrong.
Is it the public's fault that some police officers act like rabid dogs with no inkling of right or wrong , IE ones like the one that battered and Innocent by stander to death on CCTV.and no that wasn't an isolated incident just one that had hard evidence. wake up get ya head out of the sand.
Just wondered if you've ever been on the receiving end of a Police Officer acting like a rabid dog with your strict anti-Police stance??
Try living in Spain for a bit, Police are given much more respect there (and they really will give you a good hiding).
[quote][p][bold]i am always right ok[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wellnow[/bold] wrote: Is it the police fault that some humans act like rabid dogs with no inkling of right or wrong.[/p][/quote]Is it the public's fault that some police officers act like rabid dogs with no inkling of right or wrong , IE ones like the one that battered and Innocent by stander to death on CCTV.and no that wasn't an isolated incident just one that had hard evidence. wake up get ya head out of the sand.[/p][/quote]Just wondered if you've ever been on the receiving end of a Police Officer acting like a rabid dog with your strict anti-Police stance?? Try living in Spain for a bit, Police are given much more respect there (and they really will give you a good hiding). Walt Jabsco
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10:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Bengreen1980 says...

What is this world coming too?
What is this world coming too? Bengreen1980
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7:44am Wed 16 Jan 13

Dug says...

These two thugs aren't real men - 2 on 1, versus a woman, attacked from behind, with a lump of wood!

Maybe castration is needed to show them that fact? I know it's not a real world answer, but I really wish it was!
These two thugs aren't real men - 2 on 1, versus a woman, attacked from behind, with a lump of wood! Maybe castration is needed to show them that fact? I know it's not a real world answer, but I really wish it was! Dug
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10:09am Thu 17 Jan 13

romantic says...

i am always right ok wrote:
wellnow wrote:
You may always be right but is there any any need for insults? You sound quite female.
you sound , well very TW@ ish
Seems we have a new troll on the block. Hello, whoever you are. Let´s at least try to vary the insults a bit!

Cops do beat people up sometimes, it´s true. Was on the receiving end myself when younger. But it doesn´t make it any less bad that 2 men attack a lone girl. I would hope their friends will do the same to them when they find out: that might have more impact than being caught by the police.
[quote][p][bold]i am always right ok[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wellnow[/bold] wrote: You may always be right but is there any any need for insults? You sound quite female.[/p][/quote]you sound , well very TW@ ish[/p][/quote]Seems we have a new troll on the block. Hello, whoever you are. Let´s at least try to vary the insults a bit! Cops do beat people up sometimes, it´s true. Was on the receiving end myself when younger. But it doesn´t make it any less bad that 2 men attack a lone girl. I would hope their friends will do the same to them when they find out: that might have more impact than being caught by the police. romantic
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10:26am Thu 17 Jan 13

zt00013 says...

I always find it peculiar when people post for more 'robust' policing and more coppers on the beat, as if that would have stopped this crime, it is very unfortunate for the lady and a deplorable act, but you must keep your head and not become a reactionary. Furthermore coppers on the beat do nothing, other than to allay the fears of hysterical people, that seemingly find everything in modern Britain alienating and terrifying, unjustifiably so. Police solve crimes in units such as CID, through rigorous examination of evidence, to bring those responsible to justice, more police on the beat only means less officers focusing on good police work. For police on the street to noticeably impact crime would take literally thousands of officers in Colchester alone, patrolling every street 24/7, essentially a police state, which I hope no one desires. The roots of these crimes are in economic deprivation, and since those conditions are deteriorating by the day and more safety nets are removed from social security, such incidents will only increase. Yet people will call for more draconian policing, which only serves to alienate communities from the police, damage society and does nothing to decrease your chance of being attacked or mugged. Short term Britain lives on.
I always find it peculiar when people post for more 'robust' policing and more coppers on the beat, as if that would have stopped this crime, it is very unfortunate for the lady and a deplorable act, but you must keep your head and not become a reactionary. Furthermore coppers on the beat do nothing, other than to allay the fears of hysterical people, that seemingly find everything in modern Britain alienating and terrifying, unjustifiably so. Police solve crimes in units such as CID, through rigorous examination of evidence, to bring those responsible to justice, more police on the beat only means less officers focusing on good police work. For police on the street to noticeably impact crime would take literally thousands of officers in Colchester alone, patrolling every street 24/7, essentially a police state, which I hope no one desires. The roots of these crimes are in economic deprivation, and since those conditions are deteriorating by the day and more safety nets are removed from social security, such incidents will only increase. Yet people will call for more draconian policing, which only serves to alienate communities from the police, damage society and does nothing to decrease your chance of being attacked or mugged. Short term Britain lives on. zt00013
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7:11pm Fri 18 Jan 13

youmadbro84 says...

I see Colchester is slowly turning into Gotham City.

Terrible
I see Colchester is slowly turning into Gotham City. Terrible youmadbro84
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